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In the past few months I’ve spent some time looking for trouble on Twitter. I’ve found some (mild and polite), which translated into plenty food for thought, and eventually allowed me to put some order in my thoughts. The matter

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Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Stupidity

Sources of error: the illusory illusions of reductionism

While my discussions elsewhere are settling down, it’s time to finally tackle one basic issue that underlies all reductionist endeavours, I need to write this down also to justify much of my claims on matters of brains and minds. In

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Posted in Neuroscience, Psychology, Science, Stupidity

Sources of error: Essentialism Fallacy

There is a mistake we all make, and keep making, over and over, at every possible occasion, and will keep making, even after realising that we do. This happens because it is, in general terms, the most useful cognitive mistake

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Posted in Philosophy, Science, Stupidity

Science and ethics (part 2): is there any space for Philosophy?

Where I give my definition(s) of philosophy and explain why it will never die, even when it actively strives to make itself redundant. I’ve been trying to be as rigours and linear as possible, and for some reason I was

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Posted in Ethics, Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Science

A recap of the ground covered so far: am I moving towards “Subjective Science”? Isn’t that a paradox?

When I started this blog, I had plenty of ideas floating about, and knew that the only way to verify their congruence was to write them down, possibly in some recognisable order. The result is surprising, at least to me.

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Posted in Philosophy, Science

Science And Pseudoscience according to Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos and me.

First of all. Yes, the title I’ve chosen makes me blush, but hey, I’m just following my own plan! This post springs from a tweet by Keith R Laws (thanks!), that linked to Imre Lakatos commemorative pages, hosted by LSE.

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Posted in Philosophy, Premises, Science
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